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Tertiary Care Services: Waikato Women’s Health is the
tertiary referral centre for the Midland Region. We offer maternity and
obstetric service which provides facilities and specialist care for
local and regional patients requiring elective or emergency treatments.
(The above posts are shared across the obstetrics and gynaecology services)
Our recently refurbished delivery suite has seven delivery rooms, an operating theatre, a three-bedded recovery area and a two-bedded high dependency unit.
10 bed unit open 24 hours a day and is adjacent to the delivery suite. The unit provides acute services to women of greater than 20 weeks gestation who require urgent care or need to be seen within 24 hours.
We have a 24 bedded antenatal/gynaecological ward providing treatment for women requiring medical care. Combined medical and obstetric treatment is available in the Diabetic antenatal clinics.
We provide outpatient assessment for pregnant women, Monday to Friday, 8am - 4pm. We are able to provide service for approximately 250 patients a week
We have a 20 bedded postnatal ward which mainly caters for high acuity women and their babies. Women and babies who are well are encouraged to have their postnatal stay in one of our 11 primary birthing centres
Waikato Hospital is a Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) accredited facility. Lactation Consultants attend to inpatient breastfeeding women and their babies and also facilitate an outpatient lactation clinic in the community for breast feeding at Plunket central.
The breastfeeding service strives to be experts in its field and dedicate its self to helping women and their babies overcome breastfeeding challenges.
Advice and information is also given to other health professionals from careplans for common challenges like plugged ducts and mastitis to drug medication enquiries. The service adopts evidence based research practice models and connects with the global professional Lactation Consultants network.